Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
difference in political money strategy that these campaigns are employing this cycle. the obama campaign is heavily reliant on small dollars, individual dollars, regular and money, that is contributions $2500 from individuals. the campaign has total control over it and can spend it as they want. the exception here is a priority u.s.a. which can barely see because of the chairs, which we are saying maybe would make 60 million, earlier they want to make 100 minute and had to pare that back. there just weren't a lot of wealthy liberals and democrats coming for to give them money. in recent weeks there's been little bit of a turnaround. they been picking up steam but it's nothing compared to what the republicans have had on their site. there's a few different factors. traditionally it's easier to raise money for a no than a yes. it's easier to raise money when out of power will we have an angry donor base that wants to get back in power. that's true of republicans this year. you have a large class, mostly private business entrepreneurs who have ponied up money for different reasons. some of
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
>> this is what president obama said the jobless rate would be if we didn't pass the stimulus. but this is what the jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference, about 3.7 million jobs. obama's spending drops $5000 deeper in debt and now we have fewer jobs than when he started. what obama promised versus what he delivered. >> what this ad does is it holds the president to account for a very big promise he made. when they were selling the stimulus, your talk about how bad the economy is today, the president had a plan to fix it. they spent $800 billion of all kinds of different things to try to fix the economy. they spend money. what we got was debt. we found that when you talk about in those terms, here's what the president sold to the american people. these are the results. not only did not create the jobs he promised, it created a lot of debt we have to pay off. that's kind of our messaging. we try to hold elected officials to account for the record and also for the promises they have made. that's why a lot of incumbents don't like super pacs. >> we have an important note.
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
they need some mac and cheese. but anyway, i don't know michelle obama well enough to say whether -- i've met her and she seems very, she was surprisingly kind of reserved and quiet and humble. i know laura bush a good deal better, traveled with her to the middle east. i was in dallas not too long ago to interview her for her post-white house life story. what i would say is, laura bush is exactly what you think she is. she's always just slightly guarded but she does have a sense of humor. and i'm not sure that is something that people know. humor is very tricky, right, because it is founded in a reference. as the first lady have to watch yourself carefully. we all should i'm sure. but lower is very funny. i'll tell you one quick and it do. we are in the long hallway looking at family pictures, and by the way, there are almost no indicators that a former president of the united states lives in this house. there are no pictures. it's not like here's president bush and his flight suit and whatever. there's one picture and it's the one of all presidents in the oval office after president o